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Get Rid of Your International Coins in Japan

Get Rid of Your International Coins in Japan

Get Rid of Your International Coins in Japan

Do you have a stash of coins piled up at your home from different countries? We all have that stash of coins that we’ve collected over the years from all the different countries that we’ve traveled to. Hoping to use them one day when you go back. But sometimes we either don’t go back or even if we do we forget that we even had the pile of coins and forget to bring it. And as most banks have certain rules you can’t exchange coins so they often end up left in a pile at home.

Get Rid of Your International Coins in Japan

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So what is the best way to get rid of this stash of coins? Here is a solutions that may work really well for you. Well, there is a company called Pocket Change that are found at most International airports in Japan and there are some located in places near Shinjuku station, Shibuya station and Tokyo station.

Get Rid of Your International Coins in Japan

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Basically all you have to do is dump all of your coins into this machine and then you get the market exchange rate value returned to you in the form of e-money from one of the 5 options that they give you which is the Apple app store, Aeon Waon, Rakuten Edy, Itunes or Amazon credit. So now you don’t have to try and spend all the coins you can before returning home.

 

 

 

 

Get Rid of Your International Coins in Japan

(picture source: https://japanalltraveler.com/aftertravel/pocketchange/)

Get Rid of Your International Coins in Japan

(picture source: https://japanalltraveler.com/aftertravel/pocketchange/)

There are a few other options that they give you as well such as getting a target gift card in return which you can use back in the states or you can even choose one of the charities that they list to donate your money as well.

Get Rid of Your International Coins in Japan

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Get Rid of Your International Coins in Japan

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It is really a great system because then you can use your Amazon credit to purchase something from Amazon or you can get new apps from the App store or you can even help out charities by giving away the stash of coins that were left untouched in your home.

If you are interested in renting a pocket wifi or a prepaid SIM card during your trip to Japan then make sure to check out the Genki Mobile Website: https://genkimobile.com/

 

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